Monday, July 18, 2011

Peru's Best Ruins: Kuelap

Kuelap is described as "Machu Picchu of Northern Peru is the best example of rock in the continent .. This site has been built before the Inca civilization in 800 AD, making it more complex to Machu Picchu. Kuelap Department is in the Chachapoyas Amazonas Vilaya in Great Valley. This area of ​​the country known as "eternal spring" of his time and subtropical climates.

Here, the Amazon has become a canyon deeper than the Grand Canyon, just before reaching the Amazon basin in the Amazon. Even if the weather is similar to Machu Picchu, the foliage has not destroyed the structure, as has been to Machu Picchu. Instead, the site is full of orchids, bromeliads and tropical plants. Cloud Forest, which rises and falls on the ruins give an effect similar to the mystical Machu Picchu in the morning.

Moreover, like Machu Picchu Kuelap is remote and difficult road access, while 30 years ago. Previously, he was almost two months to make a trip to Kuelap! Now, a relatively new building of the road between the ruins and Choctamal, Kuelap become accessible and can be extended at least two days from Chicago and Tarapoto.

With more than 450 stone houses, the complex was extended and the spectacular ghost town, overlooking the Amazon basin. Architecture as terraces with excellent designs and patterns built into the walls. These details are what make Kuelap is not so great if Machu Picchu.

Visits often include a visit to Kuelap Gocta Falls, the third highest waterfall in the world 771 meters. Dramatic drop in any time of year cascaded down the slopes of the mountains and trees. Spectacular views are associated with talking monkeys, tropical birds singing and the gentle sound of fluttering butterflies. To highlight the evening, a couple of days on foot with their clients in a building overlooking the falls at night, before continuing to the ruins of Kuelap in the morning. After a day spent visiting Kuelap, it is normal to be taken to the bus stop for buses from Chiclayo, where the royal tombs and pyramids of the Valley of Peru.

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